The white bed sheet with cut-out eyes has been done to, ahem, death (sorry!). For a new spin on costumes, we’ve tracked down the best fancy dress stores across the island. Tip: The standard rental period is usually three days and most places require a deposit of around $100 to $300. Check them out!
Catering to everyone from babies to adults, Ministry of Costumes can supply outfits and accessories for individuals and families to groups of any size – from 10 people, even up to 500! With 30 years of experience under their belt, the company has over 25,000 costumes on offer, with themes ranging from Alice in Wonderland, Disney princess and superheroes to Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. Rental starts from just $20 for three days and rental periods are flexible. Visit the store and take your time to browse through the extensive collection; there’s plenty of seating and there are no limits on the number of costumes that can be tried on. Plus, if you’re there with little ones, they’ll be kept entertained with sweets and gifts – there’s even the chance of winning a daily prize, including renting a costume for free.
#09-03, 203A Henderson Road
You won’t be stuck for choice here, with over 50,000 costumes and 4,000 accessories from movie heroes, villains and more. Rental starts at $60 for a standard costume, accessories from $10.
3 Kelantan Lane , Level 1 and 2
Here’s your chance to be any superhero you want, be it Batman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman or even The Hulk. Rental starts at $30.
Monday to Friday; 1pm to 6pm; Saturday (1pm to 4pm) by appointment only
#09-03 Henderson Industrial Park, Block 203 Henderson Road
Don’t want to splash the cash? Costume rentals here start at $50 for three days.
Weekdays 11am to 7pm; Weekends 11am to 4pm
806 North Bridge Road
Halloween costumes don’t have to be scary. At Global Mascot you’ll find life-sized mascot outfits such as dolphin, bears and even a ketchup bottle. Just don’t boil to death!
11am to 7pm
114 Lavender Street, #01-55/56 CT Hub, Building 2
H&M has its very own Halloween collection for kids, including a Marie Antoinette dress, skeleton body suit and plenty of pirate paraphernalia.
Monday to Sunday 10am to 10pm
1 Grange Road
There’s plenty for everyone at this store, including vampire, witch and zombie costumes for grown-ups, and bumble bee, shark and superhero outfits for the kids (up to ten years old).
73 Kampong Bahru #01-01
If you’ve left everything to the last minute and need a certain something to add to your costume, just get yourself down to Magic Wand for one of their many wigs, hairpieces and accessories.
Tanglin Mall #03-02/03
A one-stop-shop for kids’ costumes. Pumpkin, princess, little mermaid or superheroes? They’ve got it.
Bukit Timah Plaza #01-27, 1 Jalan Anak Bukit
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